Fame and success have finally gone to ‘NSYNC’s heads. Their noggins are so inflated that they can barely hold them up, as if their necks are only flimsy metal springs… oh wait, their necks really are flimsy metal springs.
While the real Justin, JC, Lance, Chris and Joey are still perfectly proportional, their bobbleheaded doppelgangers, available from Best Buy outlets beginning November 24, depict the group with oversized melons to match their extra-large bank accounts.
A different bobblehead doll – one for each member – will be available each week, starting with JC Chasez, according to a Best Buy spokesperson. Other figurines will become available each successive Saturday, with Lance Bass arriving December 2; Joey Fatone, December 9; Justin Timberlake, December 16; and Chris Kirkpatrick, December 23.
The limited-edition dolls sell for $9.99 with a minimum $25 purchase, and each comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Best Buy will donate $1 million in proceeds from the sale of the dolls to September 11 New York relief efforts through its Best Buy Children’s Foundation.
In other ‘NSYNC news, the group will appear in the TV special ” ‘NSYNC Live! The Atlantis Concert,” scheduled to air November 23 on CBS, according to a Jive Records spokesperson. The concert, taking place Thursday at the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, also features country singer Tim McGraw, who’ll perform a medley of well-known American songs with ‘NSYNC. The group will host the network’s entire night of programming before the concert airs.
On Sunday, ‘NSYNC, along with Willa Ford, Deborah Gibson and Deborah Cox, among others, performed in front of more than 150,000 people – the group’s largest U.S. audience, according to promoters – at a charity event on Miami Beach. Final figures on how much money was raised were unavailable at press time.